Throughout the spring, thousands of dedicated birders flock to Rondeau to witness the journey of spring migrants as they pass through our peninsula. From unexpected daily oddities to seasonal returnees, birding in Rondeau will exceed your expectations! Over 360 species of birds have been seen in the Rondeau area, and at least 130 of those are classified as breeding in the park.
Rondeau is a peninsula that extends into Lake Erie, and we are lucky to be in an area of overlap for the Mississippi and Atlantic Flyways. This makes us a great stop-over for migrating birds! We see a variety of species as they make their journey north in the spring, and back south in the fall, which helps us uphold our status of being a great birding hotspot all year-round!
May 2022 Festival of Flight
Rondeau’s much-loved Festival of Flight returns this year! Join us from May 7-22, 2022 for twice-daily Guided Bird Hikes led by our experienced birder, who will introduce you to the wonders of Rondeau’s spring birding season.
Guided Bird Hikes are $15 per person with a 15 person max. per hike. All hikes will meet at the Visitor Centre unless otherwise stated.
Schedule as follows:
Mondays – 7:30am & 1:00pm
Tuesdays – 7:30am & 7:00pm
Wednesdays – 7:30am & 1:00pm
Thursdays – 7:30am & 1:00pm (afternoon hike to be held at the Blenheim Sewage Lagoons)
Fridays – 7:30am & 7:00pm
Saturdays – 7:30am & 1:00pm
Sundays – 7:30am & 1:00pm
Please call the Visitor Centre at 519-674-1768 to register.
Please note: Spring can bring high water levels along some trails – rubber boots recommended.